Clash of Clans: TH10 Upgrade Order (Updated)

TH10 Upgrade Order

TH10 is a fantastic Town Hall level that gives you access to Inferno Tower, Bowlers, and Miners. TH10 is considered the most challenging town hall to attack if it is maxed out. Most players don’t know the correct order of upgrading their Town Hall, which slows down their progress.

There are no storage upgrades needed at TH10, which is a good thing because we don’t have to worry about upgrading our storages. If you follow this upgrade order, you can max out your TH10 in 3 to 5 months (depending on your playtime, and buying a gold pass also speeds things up).

New Buildings (First Builder)

As a new TH10, you get the following new buildings:

  • 2x Inferno Towers
  • 1x Cannon
  • 1x Archer Tower
  • 1x X-Bow
  • 1x Bomb Tower
  • 25x Walls
  • 1x Giant Bomb
  • 1x Seeking Air Mine
  • 1x Air Bomb
  • 1x Skeleton Trap

It is recommended to use only one builder on these upgrades and take them to the same level as the older buildings. You don’t need to upgrade your Inferno Towers right now; just build them; we will work on them later.

Laboratory (Second Builder)

Your village’s Laboratory can be upgraded to level 8 as a TH10. The Laboratory is always an important upgrade and should be upgraded on day one. It is advised to use a magic book to complete the upgrade of your Laboratory if you have one.

The Laboratory gives you access to better new troop levels, which will help you successfully attack other TH10s. TH10 attacks are tough, and you need better troop levels to succeed in wars. Even if the Laboratory is on upgrade, the research will continue normally inside it.

Laboratory to level 8 upgrade cost: 1,300,000 Elixirs

Laboratory to level 8 upgrade time: 1 day, 18 hours

Clan Castle (Third Builder)

Clan Castle is an important building with a high upgrade priority at every Town Hall level. Upgrading your Clan Castle will increase its housing space from 30 to 35. This upgrade will also give you ability to request Siege Machines in your Clan Castle.

Siege Machines are crucial in attacking TH10s. You will always need Siege Machine in your Clan Castle to 3-star a maxed-out TH10. 

Clan Castle to level 6 upgrade cost: 4,200,000 Elixirs

Clan Castle to level 6 upgrade time: 5 days

Army Camps (4th and 5th Builders)

Your troops report to the Army Camps when they have finished their training. You can upgrade all of your army camps to level 8, increasing your village’s troop capacity to 240. You should use as many builders to upgrade Army Camps. If your other builders are done with the laboratory or Clan Castle, use them to upgrade the other two army camps.

Army Camp to level 8 upgrade cost: 2,500,000 Elixirs

Army Camp to level 8 upgrade time: 3 days


Upgrading your Barracks at TH10 will give you access to Miner. Miners are the key ingredient of the Hybrid Hog-Miner attack strategy, which is the current meta for TH10 and higher THs. Miners can bypass walls by digging underground tunnels. Miner is also an important farming troop that can be trained quickly.

Barracks to level 12 upgrade cost: 3,700,000 Elixirs

Barracks to level 12 upgrade time: 5 days, 12 hours

Dark Barracks

This upgrade will give you access to Bowler. The Bowler can launch a heavy boulder that can bounce over buildings dealing damage to multiple buildings with a single shot. Bowlers are used in a lot of attack strategies. You can pair them up with Golems, Witches, or Pekkas. Unlocking bowlers will give you a lot more variety in your attacks as a TH10.

Dark Barracks to level 7 upgrade cost: 4,000,000 Elixirs

Dark Barracks to level 7 upgrade time: 6 days, 12 hours

Spell Factory

You can upgrade your Spell Factory to level 5 as a TH10, unlocking Clone Spell and increasing spell storage capacity to 10. Clone Spell is widely used with LavaLoon attacks to clone Balloons. Clone Spell is a good addition to your spell collection so it should be prioritized.

Spell Factory to level 5 upgrade cost: 2,000,000 Elixirs

Spell Factory to level 5 upgrade time: 4 days, 6 hours

Dark Spell Factory

You can upgrade your Dark Spell Factory as a Town Hall; unlocking access to the final dark spell called the Bat Spell. Bat Spell can spawn bats plenty of bats in its radius and the bats spawned don’t trigger traps. The bats spawned by the Bat Spell have small health but are extremely useful in air attack strategies.

Dark Spell Factory to level 5 upgrade cost: 2,500,000 Elixirs

Dark Spell Factory to level 5 upgrade time: 6 days

Archer Queen

Upgrading your town hall to level 10 gives you 10 new levels on Archer Queen, taking the total to 40. Without a well-upgraded Archer Queen, you won’t stand a chance against other TH10s, especially in wars. Archer Queen is the key ingredient of Queen Walk attack strategy, which helps create a funnel for every other attack strategy.

I always recommend specifying one builder to Archer Queen so she can be upgraded to level 40 as soon as possible. You might want to opt out of war during this period.

LevelUpgrade Cost (Dark Elixirs)Upgrade Time
3163,0004 days
3265,0004 days
3367,0004 days
3469,0004 days
3572,0004 days, 18 hours
3674,0004 days, 18 hours
3777,0004 days, 18 hours
3879,0004 days, 18 hours
3982,0004 days, 18 hours
4084,0005 days, 12 hours

Barbarian King

Like Archer Queen, TH10 gives 10 new levels to Barbarian King to take his total to 40. Barbarian King is a high-hit-point hero; killing him is not a piece of cake. Upgrading your Barbarian King to 40 will drastically improve his ability and help you score 3-star attacks.

It is better to upgrade Archer Queen and Barbarian King together so you can use them both when they are maxed out. You will need patience and a lot of Dark Elixir to upgrade both of your heroes together. Keep attacking whenever you can.

LevelUpgrade Cost (Dark Elixirs)Upgrade Time
3157,0004 days
3259,0004 days
3360,0004 days
3462,0004 days
3564,0004 days, 18 hours
3666,0004 days, 18 hours
3768,0004 days, 18 hours
3870,0004 days, 18 hours
3973,0004 days, 18 hours
4076,0005 days, 12 hours

Inferno Towers

We are done with our offense, so it’s time to improve our defenses now. We have will start with the strongest defensive building in our base, the Inferno Tower. If you followed the guide, you would have built your Inferno Tower, but they are level one right now and can be upgraded to level 3. 

Inferno Tower is a high-priority defense because of the amount of damage it deals. Inferno Tower is a nightmare for high hitpoint troops so upgrading it will make your defense better overall.

LevelUpgrade Cost (Gold)Upgrade Time
22,500,0003 days, 6 hours
33,800,0004 days, 6 hours


X-Bows are the second strongest defense buildings in our base. X-Bows have an excellent range and are extremely useful in defending against Siege Machines. Flame Flinger can attack your base without even entering the range of your defense buildings. X-Bows and Mortars are the only defenses that can target them at TH10. Put some effort into your X-Bows to defend against intruders in a better way.

X-Bow to level 4 upgrade cost: 3,400,000 Gold

X-Bow to level 4 upgrade time: 5 days, 6 hours

Air Defense

Air Defenses are extremely crucial in your defense against air attacks. Air attacks are very common at TH10. A lot of players use Lavaloon, Loonian, and Dragon attacks in order to annihilate fellow TH10s. Air Defenses are a high-priority upgrade because air attacks are very common at Town Hall 10.

Air Defense to level 8 upgrade cost: 3,000,000 Gold

Air Defense to level 8 upgrade time: 4 days, 6 hours

Archer Tower

Archer Tower gets two new levels at TH10. Archer Tower is an important defense that targets both air and ground units with a very good range. A well-upgraded Archer Tower can help defend against air and ground attacks.

LevelUpgrade Cost (Gold)Upgrade Time
121,500,0001 day, 6 hours
132,000,0002 days, 6 hours

Air Sweeper

Air Sweeper gets an extra level at TH10. Air Sweepers play a crucial part in defending your village against air intruders. Air Sweepers can change the direction of attacks, making the enemy’s plan useless. 

Air Sweeper to level 6 upgrade cost: 2,500,000 Gold

Air Sweeper to level 6 upgrade time: 2 days, 12 hours

Hidden Teslas

Hidden Teslas get a new level at TH10. Hidden Teslas have a high fire rate, making them a nightmare for fewer HP troops. Hidden Teslas can target both air and ground units which is what makes them a higher-priority upgrade.

Hidden Tesla to level 8 upgrade cost: 2,100,000 Gold

Hidden Tesla to level 8 upgrade time: 4 days, 6 hours

Wizard Towers

Wizard Towers are an important part of your village. Wizard Towers get two new levels at TH10. A Wizard Tower can target air and ground units with splash damage. You should work on your Wizard Towers if you want to defend better against Hogs and Miners.

LevelUpgrade Cost (Gold)Upgrade Time
82,700,0003 days
93,700,0005 days, 6 hours

Bomb Tower

Unlike Wizard Towers, your Bomb Towers can only target ground units. When destroyed, Bomb Towers explode like a giant bomb giving a lot of damage to nearby troops. You will need well-upgraded Bomb Towers to defend against Hybrid Hog-Miner attacks.

Bomb Tower to level 4 upgrade cost: 2,600,000 Gold

Bomb Tower to level 4 upgrade time: 3 days, 12 hours


Cannons can only target ground units and have an average range with a high fire rate; this makes them less important than other defenses. This upgrade also has two levels.

LevelUpgrade Cost (Gold)Upgrade Time
121,200,0001 day, 6 hours
131,700,0002 days, 6 hours


Mortars deal splash damage to ground troops and have a good range but low damage. A well-placed Mortar can play an important part in defending against GoWiWi or Witch-Slap attacks.

Mortar to level 8 upgrade cost: 2,500,000 Gold

Mortar to level 8 upgrade time: 3 days, 6 hours

Resource Buildings and Traps

Resource buildings give only a small amount of resources, so they should be your last priority. Traps should always be upgraded after you are done with all other buildings.


You get nice-looking Lava Walls at TH10. Lava Walls will make your base look better, and they can also slow down the enemy. Lava Walls won’t take long to upgrade as you can use both elixirs and gold on them.

Wall to level 11 upgrade cost: 500,000 Gold or Elixir

Wall to level 11 upgrade time: None

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